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The Workforce Career Centers in Amsterdam and Cobleskill are open Monday through Friday 8:30a – 12:30p and 1:00p – 4:30p. The Workforce Career Center in Gloversville is open Wednesday and Thursday 8:30a – 12:30p and 1:00p – 4:30p.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: High School Equivalency Instructor

Job Description:

Full or part-time GED Instructor / Tutor needed with the FMS Private Industry Council, Inc.  Associate degree with 3 years’ experience working with youth ages 16-24. Work in conjunction with the Senior Youth Employment Program Coordinator. Clean, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.


-Needs to have strong communication and organizational skills.

-Ability to motivate youth to continue their education and stress the importance of education to their future.

-Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of students.

-Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to students’ various learning needs.

-Knowledge of appropriate learning psychology, styles and strategies.

-Must have leadership skills and patience for working with students of all ages.

-Creativity assigning and grading various assessments for students, including tests, quizzes, essays and projects.

-Ability to work with groups or one-on-one when they need extra help or attention.

-Ability to make judgments based on experience including situational assessment.

– Ability to solve problems, make evaluations or reach conclusions based on subjective or objective criteria.

-Flexibility in scheduling to cover all offices as assigned.

-Advanced technology skills to track student attendance and grades and present creative lessons.

Job Duties:

-Complete assessments of youth educational skills and prepare them for completing the GED exam.

-Establishing and enforcing rules of behavior for students in the classroom.

-Maintains caseload assigned by the Senior Youth Program Coordinator.

-Preparing individualized lessons, units and projects to complete learning objectives.

-Complete and maintain Client files.

-Maintain confidentiality.

-Establishing and communicating clear objectives for lessons, units and projects.

-To coordinate student activities with Senior Youth Coordinator.

-To assist the students in obtaining additional assistance for course work.

-To explore the post-secondary options available for youth.

-Conduct orientation of youth including: PIC/WIOA regulations and program policy.

-Record students’ attendance.

-Attend and participate in bi-weekly case management meetings with the Senior Youth Coordinator. Weekdays Wage negotiable.

Job Location:  Amsterdam, Gloversville, Cobleskill, New York

Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension

Duration:  Full Time, Regular

Workdays:  Monday thru Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Email or call Mary Hill, Program Director, FMS PIC, Inc. for more details: OR 518-842-3676 Ext. 3027

HELP WANTED: Tech-Savvy Executive Assistant

The Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board (FMS WDB) is
seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to aid the Executive Director (ED) in the efficient
operation of the organization and carrying out the mission of the FMS WDB.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks;  
  • Organize, schedule, and attend all board and committee meetings 
    • Assist in meeting preparations (agendas, reminders, RSVPs, meeting materials, schedule meeting guests, room set up, refreshments, etc.),  
    • Take and draft meeting notes and minutes; 
  • Maintain and organize all WDB records including Minutes, Resolutions, and Reports;
  • Maintain the procedures manual for WDB Administrative Offices; 
  • Coordinate the creation and ordering of marketing materials, announcements, and  invitations, including social media and website postings; 
  • Assist in analyzing data, and developing monitoring tools and reports;
  • Work collaboratively with the Fiscal Manager to data enter vouchers and report facility  issues; 
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and help at various events, and celebrations;
  • Receive and sort daily mail, filing documents accordingly; 
  • Maintain inventory of the company’s supplies; 
  • Act as a liaison between the Workforce Development Board and various stakeholders;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications for this position include: 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently or as part  of a team; 
  • Ability to take initiative, anticipate needs and exercise sound judgment while also having  the ability to take direction; 
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships with individuals at all levels; ▪ Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel with the enthusiasm and  ability to learn new software; 
  • Comfortable and capable of working with technology, social media platforms, Zoom,  WordPress, and more;  
  • Microsoft 365, website, social media, and/or board management software experience is  a plus!  
  • Associate’s degree and a minimum of two years related experience in business,  government, or non-profit agency, or High School Diploma and 4 years of related  experience in business, government, or non-profit agency.

The Executive Assistant we are looking for is well organized, enthusiastic, tech-savvy, and  interested in contributing to the betterment of our communities. If you have a sunny, “CAN  DO” attitude and a good sense of humor, please apply today – we need you!

37.5 hours a week, competitive benefits 

Salary $35,000 – $40,000 / year depending upon education and experience with opportunity for advancement.

To apply, send a Resume and Cover Letter to:  
FMS Workforce Development Board  
Executive Assistant 
2620 RiverFront Center  
Amsterdam, NY 12010 

or to 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022

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